Tiling a floor space this season? For extra grip underfoot, you should definitely consider installing anti slip tiles! They do exactly what they say on the tin. They have a slightly textured or riven surface, which adds extra friction between your feet and the ground – making you less likely to slip over!
Above: R10 rated Vintage Wood Tiles
So how do I know which anti slip tiles to use?
The anti slip tiles you should choose for your project depends on the type of room you’re tiling, and the level of dampness the floor is likely to receive. For example, a bathroom would require a more gripping tile, since you’ll be stepping in and out of the bath or shower, and the floor will likely get quite wet.
Not all tiles have an anti slip rating, and not all areas around the house require anti slip tiles. For example, a bedroom which never gets wet doesn’t necessarily require an especially gripping floor space.
All anti slip tiles are each given a resistance rating. This is called the ‘R’ value. R13 is the highest you’re likely to find, and it’s recommended by professionals for spaces such as shower rooms, changing rooms, or garden spaces. R9 and R10 ratings are more generally recommended for domestic kitchens and bathrooms, where the chance of slipping is decreased! If the tile has an anti slip rating, you’ll find it on the product page under ‘specification’.
Handy Chart: The different resistance ratings explained
This is an official guide to anti slip ratings, used by specification professionals. It highlights the spaces where the different resistance ratings can be used.
GROUP C CAN BE USED IN PLACES LIKE:
0,64 and more (places where the floor is always wet)
Saunas, bathrooms, swimming pools, water centres, SPA procedure rooms, kitchens, operation rooms etc.
0,44 – 0,64 (places where the floor is sometimes wet)
Foyers, lobbies, entries, etc.
GROUP B CAN BE USED IN PLACES LIKE:
Dressing rooms, toilets, etc.
(places where the floor is sometimes wet)
GROUP A CAN BE USED IN PLACES LIKE:
Living rooms, halls, etc.
(places where the floor is never wet)
What styles of anti slip tiles can I choose from?
Long gone are the days when those gritty grey floor tiles you see in public swimming pools are the only anti slip tile on offer! Anti slip surfaces have been applied to an enormous offering of stylish tile designs – from realistic wood effects, through to soothing marble effects – both perfect for creating a gorgeous natural look in your home!
Browse our Anti Slip Tiles collection for hundreds of options.
Above: R11 rated Vintage Wood Plank Tiles
There you have it – a guide to the different anti slip ratings, and the areas in which they can be used! We hope this helps you to choose from right anti slip tiles for your project.